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The 5 Stocks that Can Get Driverless Car Investments Up to Speed

By Lindsey Patterson October 03, 2016

Have you ever wished you had been able to invest in new technology at the beginning? Now you can, with driverless cars.

Many movies show robots, cyborgs or vehicles that run autonomously. Now, autonomous or self-driving cars are undergoing extensive testing designed to work out the kinks. The potential market for driverless cars is quite extensive. It will include commuters, the disabled, senior citizens and the military.

Here are 5 driverless car investments that could be quite lucrative:

Google
Google is a blue-chip technology brand and will can use its search engine, Social Media and brands for 24/7/365 marketing of its driverless technology. Already, Google has logged the most driverless miles (1.5 million), and it hopes to perfect the driverless technology in the Fiat Chrysler Pacifica.
Advantages
Maps
Analytical
Global Brand
Disadvantages
Lacks Automotive Expertise
Full Plate

Delphi
Delphi Automotive, spun off from AC-Delco, has a long history manufacturing high-quality automotive parts. Delphi is offering a driverless technology, which won Mashable’s top picks of CES award. “Our cars were able to handle a variety of urban driving scenarios, such as handling pedestrian crossings, intersections and traffic lights,” said Kristen Kinley, global communications manager, electronics and safety division, Delphi Automotive. Delphi is promoting self-driving Audi SUVs.
Advantages
Automotive Expertise
Long History
Disadvantages
Less Name Recognition

Nvidia
Nvidia has experience in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) gaming world, and its Drive PX 2 is aimed at delivering driverless automobile functionality. First adopters will feel comfortable using well-recognized Nvidia technology. This makes beta testing easier, too.
Advantages
Technological Expertise
Artificial Intelligence
Headsets
Disadvantages
Lacks Automotive Background

Tesla
Tesla is on the cutting-edge of energy technology, it is offering a “summon car” feature that will allow owners to retrieve a vehicle anywhere in the country.
Advantages
Cutting-Edge
Powerful Brand Cache
Disadvantages
Real-World Products

Mercedes-Benz
One of the top automobile brands in the world, Mercedes-Benz, has representation in most market niches, including being used as taxis in Africa. “The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space,” said Dieter Zetsche, CEO, Daimler AG. The Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive is the company’s driverless offering.
Advantages
Automotive Expertise
Luxury Brand
Well-Rounded
Disadvantages
Full Plate

The time is now for catching up to the driverless car technology. Don't be left in the dust.




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Contributing Writer

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